Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wooden Ribbon Rack is Back

After a very, very long wait, I'm excited to offer the Wooden Ribbon Rack once again. I love mine because it fits my vintage style decor and helps keep all my wrapping supplies organized. The metal rod holds and dispenses ribbon, rick-rack, twine and more. It also has a drawer to keep scissors and tape in one convenient place. That's a wrap.

Wooden Ribbon Rack Available at Farmhouse Wares.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shaker Cake Recipe

My husband is not big into sweets. This has always been a bit of a drag for me. It's a lot easier to indulge in desserts when you have someone who is just as eager as you. The thought of being the only one to order a sweet treat after a big meal feels a little lonely to me. So, when my husband came home with this shaker cake recipe and said I HAVE to make it, I was intrigued. I had some friends over for dinner the other night and decided to whip this up. It's a perfect summer treat, made with refreshing pineapple and a cream cheese frosting that is to do die for. Give it a try:

Shaker Cake
2 eggs well-beaten
20 oz undrained pineapple (crushed)
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Combine ingredients by hand. Put in ungreased 9" x 13" pan
Bake at 350 for 35-45 min

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 eight-oz. pkg cream cheese
1/4 lb butter
1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Displayed on our French Wire Cake Stand, available at Farmhouse Wares

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New: Vintaged Petite Metal Vase Collection

We just got this Vintaged Petite Metal Vase Collection in at the shop. They're perfect for setting the table for an elegant brunch or adding to a compilation of beloved white vases (can we ever have enough?). A charming set of three, each vase has an antique off-white, weathered finish for a vintage look.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New: Vintage Style Glass Butter Dish

Keep butter close at hand with our new Vintage Style Glass Butter Dish. Reminiscent of those found in old French country kitchens, its hefty pressed glass is durable and keeps butter cool.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

See Us In Romantic Homes

We are honored to have two of our favorite products featured in the current issue of Romantic Homes Magazine. Our Rustic Wire Potato Basket and Glass Jam Pot with Fabric Cover are both on display in their Playing House Section. It's a must-see issue, as it is a Special Flea Market issue and it offers a guide to the best-of-the-best flea markets throughout the US. Thank you so much Romantic Homes.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Galvanized Cake Stand is Back

Many of you may recall The Lettered Cottage post about our Galvanzied Cake Stand and the yummy Key Lime Cake recipe. Well, I'm so excited to report they are finally back in stock today. Thank you all for your patience.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

chicken report {no. 13}

Here's one good reason to carry a flashlight out to the coop at night. That little fellow on the bottom looks mighty cozy, but it could have been a stinking disaster.

There are so many nights when I hurry out there in the dark, too lazy to look for the flashlight, and stick my hands in the nesting boxes, fishing for eggs. You'd think I would have learned my lesson when my husband encountered a prickly possum hiding in the coop this spring. He didn't have a light with him, but he quickly realized something didn't sound right and went back for it. This picture is actually my brother-in-law's coop. He put it on facebook with the caption: "reason #6 to pack a flashlight when tending to the coop in the dark." I can't wait to ask him what reason number 1-5 are. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mulberry Madness

Hey there! Hope you all had a wonderful 4th. I had a relaxing time with family and friends at a nearby lake. When we returned home, all sun-kissed and tired, we realized the chickens had escaped from their run. They seemed like happy campers though, as they had discovered the abundance of mulberries that have fallen from our huge white mulberry tree. For some reason, the tree has been extra productive this year, and we have mulberries coming out of our ears. I'm not a fan of the white mulberry. I find them rather bland, but my husband has a co-worker that loves them, so every year we make sure she gets buckets-full of them. I'm going to try to make a pie, but if anyone out there has a recipe for mulberry muffins, jams or anything that might help to sweeten them, I'd love to hear from you. The berries are at their peak right now, and I'd like to be able to say, mulberries aren't just for the birds.